09/14/2011 02:27 pm ET Updated Nov 14, 2011

U.S. Grants Asylum To Slain Mexican Activist's Daughter-In-Law

El Paso - Monica Arias Hernandez, daughter-in-law of slain Mexican activist Marisela Escobedo, has been granted political asylum by the United States, her family said in this Texas border city.

The 34-year-old Arias was a witness at the trial of the suspected killer of her sister-in-law, Rubi Marisol Freyre, and has become the third Mexican national granted asylum in El Paso, attorney Carlos Spector said.

An Internet campaign ( was launched on Tuesday to pressure the Mexican government into bringing those behind the killings of Escobedo and her daughter to justice.